Elodea, Egeria, Anachris
by "Nestor10" <nestor10/mindspring.chkr.com> (Wed, 18 Mar 1998)
by "Nestor10" <nestor10/mindspring.chkr.com>
Date: Wed, 18 Mar 1998
Along with hornwort and duckweed, probably among the most prolific of
freshwater plants on the planet. Provided adequate lighting, getting
anacharis established is not usually a chore.
Usually rooted, will also survive as a floating plant. Prefers hard water
over soft (although it grows in both), alkaline conditions over acidic (too
far below neutral and it turns to mush), direct sun over shade (too little
lighting causes thin, stringy growth), slower currents over fast flows.
For best visual effect, plant in groups of 8 - 10 stalks in area that
receives full lighting. Good filler for back of tank and corner areas. Can
be propagated by clipping and replanting the top 3 - 4 inches, stripping the
leaves off of the bottom inch of stalk before burrying them in substrate.
Seems to branch out more readily when used as a floating plant, but will
still branch when rooted.
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